Contest: Associate Forum Images with Plants: I didn't post them on purpose

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Contest: Associate Forum Images with Plants

By dave
December 12, 2015

It's December and we're holding a fun activity that will have you exploring the forums, finding photos that have been posted, and associating those photos with plants in the database. Open to find out more!

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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Dec 12, 2015 12:59 PM CST
I posted a bunch of iris photos but purposefully left some not put in the data base because they were not as good as the ones posted or, mostly, because there were already too many of that iris posted. Now you are going to put them in anyway????
You can have too much information.
Carl
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Dec 12, 2015 1:10 PM CST

Plants Admin

If you really don't like the photos, you can propose their deletion from the database.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 12, 2015 2:56 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

And you can also disable the association feature altogether, guaranteeing that nobody can do this action on your behalf.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Dec 12, 2015 6:06 PM CST
Carl, if it helps in some way... I agree with you. I think I'm going to disable the association on my profile.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Dec 12, 2015 6:24 PM CST

Plants Admin

So far, the "importers" have been quite discriminating. I haven't had to decline any photos because they were too small, too blurry, etc. I think everyone's avoiding the bad photos.

Even bad photos can be useful sometimes, however. I might post awful photos of the black spot on my roses or the aphids on a rose bud in the rose forum, and I would never think of adding those photos to the database, but maybe they should be added, with the appropriate caption explaining the reasons for the unsightly look of the photo.
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Dec 12, 2015 6:59 PM CST
It's not that I don't like the photos. I posted them because they were at the Iris Convention and I wanted people to see what was there. But I didn't think that they were as good as what was already in the data base.
Carl
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Dec 12, 2015 7:00 PM CST

Plants Admin

That's understandable.
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Dec 12, 2015 7:08 PM CST
I changed my preferences. Problem solved, I hope.
Carl
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Dec 12, 2015 7:28 PM CST

Plants Admin

zuzu said:Even bad photos can be useful sometimes, however. I might post awful photos of the black spot on my roses or the aphids on a rose bud in the rose forum, and I would never think of adding those photos to the database, but maybe they should be added, with the appropriate caption explaining the reasons for the unsightly look of the photo.



I agree with this wholeheartedly. In some cases it can illustrate the differences in what happens when something is planted in less than ideal conditions or growing zones.

Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Dec 13, 2015 1:23 PM CST
I agree It good to have good and not good examples to look at. Especially good to show disease symptoms in the database. The database as the name indicates, should include as much data about the plant as possible.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Dec 13, 2015 1:53 PM CST

Plants Admin

I agree. The database was never intended to be a limited collection of "glamour" shots.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover
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Weedwhacker
Dec 13, 2015 2:25 PM CST
zuzu said:I agree. The database was never intended to be a limited collection of "glamour" shots.


I certainly agree with that... but when you go to upload a photo to the DB there is this statement: "Photos submitted here must be of a certain quality to be approved. Specifically: The main subject must be in focus, and the image must have the right exposure (not too dark or light.) Additionally, while not a disqualifying problem: please do try to limit photos that include hands, fingers, feet and other non-plant items. "

That's the kind of things I was thinking about when I made my comment.

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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Dec 13, 2015 2:38 PM CST

Plants Admin

The blurry ones actually make some peope dizzy.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Dec 17, 2015 11:00 AM CST
dave said:And you can also disable the association feature altogether, guaranteeing that nobody can do this action on your behalf.


Dave, you supposedly changed my settings a while back, making it so that my pictures couldn't be added to the database by anyone but me. Now I'm getting notices again that some of them are being added by others. Blinking I had no idea that this would have been re-set at some point.

Thanks for mentioning that we could change those setting ourselves, which I have done. I had no idea we could do that ourselves.

I'm not at all opposed to my photos being in the database, but I don't want my lousy photos added! Sometimes I just forget to add them myself, and when I come across a good one that I've taken, I check to make sure I've added it. I would never add a photo that is a bit blurry. It isn't that they all need to be perfect, but a blurry picture isn't good, either.
Natalie
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 17, 2015 11:22 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Natalie there was a bug in my manual system that I had which prevented your images from being associated like this in the past. There are 7 members who I manually disabled and two of them had this bug affecting them. I have fixed it.

Of course, setting it through your preferences (which you have done) is the sure fire way to guarantee that nobody but you can associate your images in this manner. Thumbs up
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Dec 17, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Thumbs up Thanks Dave. I had never noticed that it was even an option to change that ourselves, so I was glad you mentioned it in the post above.

Not bad, if only two of us were affected by the bug! You do amazing things!
Natalie
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Dec 17, 2015 12:45 PM CST
I agree
Now if only you could have it do...
Carl

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